Citizens of Venezuela will come to study at Gubkin University

On 10 October 2023, Mr. Pedro Rafael Tellechea, Minister of Oil of Venezuela, and the representatives of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PDVSA) met with 40 students from Venezuela who were successfully enrolled at Gubkin University. The meeting was held in Caracas, Venezuela.

Students from Venezuela were provided with the opportunity to obtain education in Russia in demanded fields of study for the oil, gas and petrochemical industries of Venezuela following the signed agreements between Gubkin University and two companies – PDVSA and Pequiven.

Professor Viktor Martynov, Rector of Gubkin University, welcomed the meeting participants through a video message. Professor Martynov congratulated the newcomers who pass a competitive selection and received the opportunity to come to Russia to gain knowledge, skills and experience in the oil and gas industry, and wished them success in studies.

“We intend to continue active cooperation with Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. in training highly qualified specialists and to provide opportunities for specialists in the fuel and energy sector through advanced training programs,” noted Rector Viktor Martynov.

On 24 September 2023, Mr. Alexander Mudragey, President of the Association of Russian-Venezuelan Friendship, presented the Medal of Russian-Venezuelan Friendship to Gubkin University faculty and staff members on the final day of the Second Student Forum “Mestorozhdenie”, The medal is the highest award of Russian-Venezuelan friendship given for the development of cooperation for the benefit of the peoples of Russia and Venezuela.